I had been looking forward to this wedding for quite a while. It had the ingredients to be visually splendid. Turns out I was not wrong. What I was wrong about was how difficult it turned out to be. I had always wanted to shoot a wedding in the newly built Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts in Kansas City. What I found out is the building is amazing architecturally but finding angles in a totally asymmetrical space is a challenge, to say the least. Good thing I love a challenge. Spencer and Laura Beth’s wedding had it all. What rose to the top, over that fabulously designed building, was a family bond. Every where I looked there were moments between not only Spencer and Laura Beth, but their siblings and parents. My kind of event. Moments combined with visual candy. It was truly an honor to get to know these two, understand their sense of humor, and to witness them surrounded by those closest to them. Thanks for letting me document that.
Ceremoy & reception: The Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts
Florists: Fiddly Fig
Band: Atlantic Express
Caterer: Bonterra Catering & Events, Executive Chef Philippe Lechevin
Laura Beth in the makeup chair.
This is totally Laura Beth. She was getting help with the dress and her friend was sitting there holding her arm. Eventually Laura Beth looked at her and was like, “why are you holding my arm”, that does not make sense. Love the clarity she brings to things.
Laura Beth’s entrance to the ceremony was a big deal and very dramatic. So much so that we had 4 different cameras, including a remote camera 4 stories up, to make sure we hit all the angles. Photo by: Sam Elfrink
One of my favorite moments of the day. Spencer’s sisters congratulate him right after the ceremony.